2:16pm PT by Shirley Halperin
Band of Horses Preview New Album (Video)
Their last album, 2010's Inifinite Arms, was nominated for Grammy, and judging by a minute-long preview of Band of Horses' new release, they could be headed for Los Angeles' Staples Center again next February.
In fact, on the clip called "Dumpster World" (a track on the as-yet-untitled album), it sounds as if the Seattle-born band (who signed with Sub Pop Records in 2005) has fully embraced the sunny, warm sounds of LA. And it's no wonder: Ben Bridwell and crew recorded the album with legendary producer Glyn Johns (who has worked with the likes of Bob Dylan and the Eagles) at Hollywood's Sunset Sound, where, in 1966, The Doors made rock-n-roll magic in the form of their debut record, Strange Days.
As the video below shows, Band of Horses' sound on their new effort, being released by Sony's Columbia Records (as was the Shins' latest) is raw and not overly polished, embracing the fuzzy laziness that native to SoCal life. Imagine a killer Crosby Still & Nash cover band and Neil Young jumps in for a solo.
And they're not alone in embracing the Laurel Canyon vibe and sound. Witness: John Mayer's latest Born and Raised, and even Lisa Marie-Presley's T-Bone Burnett-produced Storm & Grace.
The album is scheduled for a Sept. 18 release.